Writing, Literature, and Publishing professor Jerald Walker was named 2021 Best Author in Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” annual list. Walker’s latest work, How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, was a Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction.
From Boston Magazine:
In a year when books explicitly addressing racism in America were the hottest topic in nonfiction, longtime Emerson creative writing professor Jerald Walker’s How to Make a Slave and Other Essays stood out for its wry, self-deprecating tone. The essays, which earned him a National Book Award finalist nod, trace his early years in Chicago, his experiences as a Black man in academia, and more, highlighting plenty of heartbreak but still managing to find grace and humor along the way.